Chess News

For the third consecutive year, the US Masters will take place over Labor Day weekend in Greensboro, NC. This year's field includes 18 GM's and a total of 44 internationally titled players.
Posted: August 28, 2014, 8:15 am
Incoming high school senior Becca Lampman talked to CLO about making her mark on the NGIT, the rise of girls in US Chess and balancing chess and homework.
Posted: August 27, 2014, 10:41 pm
The 2014 Sinquefield Cup, featuring six of the world’s top-ten kicks off Wednesday at the STL Chess Club. Round 1 pairings are Vachier-Lagrave vs. Carlsen, Aronian vs. Nakamura Topalov vs. Caruana.
Posted: August 26, 2014, 11:12 pm
US Women's team captain GM Melikset Khachiyan and coach GM Yury Shulman reflect on the squad's performance at the Olympiad in Tromso, Norway.
Posted: August 26, 2014, 10:37 pm
Brownsville, Texas was recognized as the Chess City of the Year, both at the Annual Awards Ceremony at the US Open and also in a presentation to the Brownsville mayor and city Commissioners on August 19th.
Posted: August 26, 2014, 4:44 pm
The 2014 Sinquefield Cup, the strongest chess tournament in history, begins on August 27, Wednesday in Saint Louis. GM Ian Rogers previews the action.
Posted: August 24, 2014, 5:01 pm
Andrew Tang earned the IM title and a GM norm at the North American Youth Championship, while Alena Kats earned the WIM title and a WGM norm.
Posted: August 23, 2014, 11:08 am
In this month's column, Alex Dunne covers the US ICCF Olympic team of Jon Ostriker, Carl Siefring, Ken Reinhart, Dan Perry, Tom Biedermann, and Tony Kain.
Posted: August 21, 2014, 1:11 pm
USCF President Ruth Haring reports on the FIDE Congress, which took place in conjunction with the Olympiad in Tromso, Norway.
Posted: August 19, 2014, 2:46 pm
Ricardo DeGuzman’s long trek to the Central Valley proved to be a trip well timed. The Bay Area IM scored 4.5/5 rounds in the 5th Central California Open, August 15-17th for $1400.
Posted: August 19, 2014, 12:18 pm

Judit Polgar of Hungary announced that the Chess Olympiad, which ended last week in Norway, would be her last tournament as a professional.
Posted: August 24, 2014, 4:00 am
The reputation of the Russian men’s team took another hit at the Chess Olympiad, where it did not medal, although the Russian women took the gold.
Posted: August 17, 2014, 4:00 am
After a spirited campaign that had him traveling round the world, Garry Kasparov lost his bid to become the president of the international chess federation.
Posted: August 12, 2014, 6:26 pm
The former world chess champion lost an election in Norway in his effort to unseat the incumbent, Kirsan N. Ilyumzhinov.
Posted: August 12, 2014, 4:00 am
As he vies for the presidency of the governing body of world chess, Garry Kasparov can’t escape his fiercest opponent: the president of Russia.
Posted: August 10, 2014, 4:00 am
In a tournament of upsets, the big news is the World Chess Federation’s presidential election between Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Garry Kasparov.
Posted: August 10, 2014, 4:00 am
Metropolitan Diary: The highlight of a first trip to Washington Square Park was seeing two men get into a fight over which was the better player.
Posted: August 4, 2014, 3:35 am
Claudia Muñoz of Texas and Edward Song of Michigan, both 16, took their first tournament titles last month.
Posted: August 3, 2014, 4:00 am
Performances at three elite competitions that ended last week show how much players in their early to mid-20s are now dominating the chess world.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 4:00 am
Vladimir Kramnik has won the Sparkassen Chess Meeting 10 times, but he fell well behind this year.
Posted: July 20, 2014, 4:00 am

In the dramatic fourth round Ju Wenjun beat Elina Danielian to take the solo lead with 3,5 points in the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE. In the battle of the two top seeds, Hou Yifan, playing black, defeated Humpy Koneru, who unexpectedly lost the drawish endgame. Tatiana Kosintseva had winning position against Nafisa [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 29, 2014, 4:45 am
Can you predict the outcome of next rounds?
Author: chessdom
Posted: August 28, 2014, 10:41 pm
Sicily is on its way of becoming an important meeting point for international chess enthusiasts. The island abounds with nature beauty spots and a rich cultural and historical heritage. Adding to that a well organised chess tournament is bound to attract chess amateurs and professionals alike. After a very successful summer tournament ‘Terre degli Elimi’ [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 28, 2014, 6:19 pm
Live games with computer analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: August 28, 2014, 5:33 pm
The 89th French Individual Chess Championship for men and women took place on 17-28th August 2014 in Nimes, a city located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cévennes mountains in Southern France. Twenty-four of the best French chess players (12 men and 12 women) participated in round-robin tournaments to decide the 2014 champions of France. GM Laurent Fressinet [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: August 28, 2014, 4:13 pm
The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament took place from 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. The main event of the Festival was Masters Tournament for foreign players rated above 2000 elo and all Abu Dhabi players. Grandmasters Yuriy Kuzubov (UKR 2667) and Tigran Petrosian [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 28, 2014, 3:17 pm
The 6th and final tournament of the FIDE Women’s Grand-Prix 2013-2014 will take place from 24th August to 7th September at the world’s largest chess club in Sharjah (UAE). Twelve players will compete in the round robin tournament. The event is organized by the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club, FIDE and Global Chess MFZE. Top seeded is [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: August 28, 2014, 11:01 am
The 16th International Chess Festival of Trieste is scheduled to take place from 30th August to 6th September 2014 in the city of Trieste, Italy. The event is split into two main tournaments – Open-A “Master” for players rated over 1799 and Open-B Libero and Zora Polojaz 9. Trophy for players rated lower than 2100. The [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: August 28, 2014, 10:31 am
The 56th International Chess Festival of Imperia will be held from 31st August to 7th September at the Palazzetto dello Sport, Località San Lazzaro, in Imperia, Italy. One of the longest running open events will consist of four sections: Group A (9 round Swiss for players rated over 1950), Group B (8 round Swiss, U2000), [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 28, 2014, 7:38 am
The 5th International Chess Festival “Yaroslav the Wise” featured a tournament of six European Chess Champions in the period 2009-2014. The double round robin rapid event with the time control 15′+10” was held on 26-27th August at the Yaroslavl State Historical and Architectural Museum. Grandmaster Ian Nepomniachtchi, European Champion in 2010, won the competition with [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 28, 2014, 12:58 am

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